Mills’ Routine Death-Gift to the Masses

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“President John Evans Atta Mills has arrived from a ‘routine medical check-up’ trip

in the US. He has been away for close to nine days (June 16 -25) in a trip that was

characterized by a lot of political uproar. He was met on arrival by all the

Ministers of State at the Kotoka International Airport on Monday afternoon”

(Ghanaweb June 25, 2012)

** Dedicated to thousands of Ghanaian women who have died in child-birth in our

decaying hospitals due to the in/actions of predatory pen-armed robbers in the

guise of “tribalistic” chiefs who protests on behalf of the WOYOMES; useless

parliamentarians whose main interest is getting “free car loans;” senile members of

the Council of State who have lost their teeth in public discourse; bandits in

kaleidoscopic colonial robes called judges and lawyers; thievery ministers of state

who are only interested in 10 percent bribes; the most useless president who likes

the eternal poisonous carbon dioxide in the slave castle instead of the fresh

enduring oxygen in the Jubilee House; and the benighted and poor masses who chase

after thievery politicians to feed on their thievery left-overs.

Pen-armed robbers

Vultures in preying poise

Educated thieves

Educated fools

Fools fooling their lives

The killers of the dream

Squander life on cars

Instead of good hospitals

Squander life on cars

Instead of medical schools

Mills has returned home

With a triumphant gift

Of Colo Mentality Death

Oh! The gift of death

For the sick masses

In death-trap hospitals

Korle Bu

Effia Nkwanta

Tetteh Quarshie

Okomfo Anokye

Military Hospital

Police Hospital

The masses die in Korle Bu

Mills seeks healthcare in USA

The masses can’t go to USA

Mills flies to the USA

For routine check-up

The masses go to Korle Bu

Korle Bu death-trap to die

The masses go to die

In Korle Bu

Simpa Mills goes to USA

To bring the gift of death

To the living-dead masses

The masses

Who go to die

To Korle Bu die

When Mills tells all

Tells Ghanaian kids

Ah! The best is in the West

The best place is the USA

To have routine check-up

The worst place is Ghana

Ghana he has made poor

Ah! The best is in the West

Rhymes that rise like the sun

Brainwashed nursery rhymes

Potent, gripping like the sun

Potent, gripping like the sun

But the worst is in our sons

Our thievery sons

Our pen-armed sons

Our hopeless sons

In the Rawlingses

In the Kufours

In the Mills

Hopeless sons

Who can’t refurbish Korle Bu

Not for even routine check-up

When we squander our wealth

When we give 51 million away

To NDC-Financier Woyome

To be celebrated by Volta chiefs

Marching in dilapidated sandals

Clad in impoverished singlets

When Kufuor’s son buys a hotel

Poor wretched son buys a hotel

When we give 20 million to Cotton

The clueless American woman

Cotton to turn it into rice for us

When the Asabee roams free

Pissing from his thick lips on us

When the Ahwois roam free

When they poise CASHPRO

From Socialists to Billionaires

There will be no Korle Bu

Mills has returned home

With a triumphant gift

Of Colo Mentality Death

Oh! The gift of death

Gift for the masses

To die in death-traps

At Korle Bu

At Okomfo Anokye

Of these gifts of death

The killers of the dream

*Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained

oral historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in Pennsylvania

with her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college in Maryland. In

her pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist hyperbolic, satirical”

poetry. She can be reached at akadumensema@yahoo.com My poems and essays on Ghanaweb

and elsewhere must not be reproduced in full or in part for any academic or

scholarly work without my written permission.

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.